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September 30, 2014

Critical Thinking and Myanmar

Last week I travelled to Myanmar as part of a US Track 2 negotiation team to discuss weapons of mass destruction with a group of senior retired Myanmarese officers. Prior to my departure I also taught a seminar to my students on critical thinking. It was a pretty eclectic week, [...]

September 2, 2014

Teambuilding

Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led. – Warren Bennis If you are a sports fan like me, you were enthralled by the performance of excellent teams during the World Cup. Everyone who follows the so-called beautiful game marveled at the teamwork exhibited on the playing field. Americans were delighted [...]

August 19, 2014

CBS News – U.S. mission to rescue refugees unlikely

On a recent episode of CBS’s “Up to the Minute” Diamond6 CEO Jeff McCausland provided some keen insights into the current problems that the Iraqi military faces, especially in light of the strengthened ISIS forces. Jeff also discussed the challenges faced by refugees and the United States governments, proffering some [...]

August 4, 2014

Leadership for What?

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.” Eleanor Roosevelt I frequently begin leadership workshops with the following question: “how do you define leadership?” I find this an intriguing way to start a conversation as it gets a new group to begin to think about this complex [...]

July 15, 2014

The Doomed?

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” George Santayana’s enduring quote has been seen, or heard, by many of us since we were in secondary school. Understanding these words is one thing, but understanding, learning and acting based on this statement could be the single [...]

July 1, 2014

Understanding Lincoln – Presidents at War: Conflicts with Generals

If you hadn’t heard, our colleague and resident Abraham Lincoln expert Matt Pinsker has been conducting an incredible on-line course titled “Understanding Lincoln.” Diamond6 CEO Jeff McCausland was asked to participate. This most recent session focused the conflicts Lincoln faced with his generals. The responses to the discussion from grateful [...]

June 24, 2014

Understanding Lincoln

Our colleague and resident Abraham Lincoln expert Matt Pinsker is conducting an incredible on-line course titled “Understanding Lincoln.” Diamond6 CEO Jeff McCausland was asked to participate. The responses to the discussion from grateful teachers has been incredible. We’ve included some below: – “Wow!!! Great Session!!!! Best Ever!!!!  I learned so much [...]

December 5, 2013

Leadership Insights from “A Day of Infamy”

This past summer I was fortunate to conduct a leadership seminar for a corporate group in Honolulu using the attack on Pearl Harbor our case study.  This encouraged me to do extensive background reading on the tragic events of December 7th 1941 and the days immediately following.  I also visited [...]

November 21, 2013

Your 3-step crisis management plan

As Henry Kissinger famously said, “There cannot be a crisis today; my schedule is already full!” Unfortunately, crises have no respect for our busy calendars. That is why it is of utmost importance that every organization, big or small, have a crisis management plan. In mental health terms, a crisis [...]

September 25, 2013

CBS News: Nairobi terror crisis

Col. Jeff McCausland (Ret.), CBS News Military Analyst, joins UTTM to discuss the Kenya mall attack and the terrorist group responsible.